ISU tennis team falls short against K-State

Michael Schmitt

The ISU tennis team suffered a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Kansas State on a rainy Friday afternoon in Ames.

Kansas State (6-13, 2-5 Big 12) started off the meet by winning the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead.

The ISU team of Simona Cacciuttolo and Marie-Christine Chartier won its doubles match 8-5, but the other ISU teams lost 8-3 and 8-2.

The Cyclones (3-16, 0-6) tied the meet up 1-1 after winning in No. 3 singles. Cacciuttolo posted a 6-0, 6-1 victory against the Wildcats’ Ana Gomez Aleman.

In the No. 1 and No. 2 spots the Wildcats got wins from Petra Niedermayerova and Karla Bonacic to take a 3-1 lead.

ISU junior Jenna Langhorst came close to getting another point for the Cyclones, but lost her match after rallying from losing the first set 6-2 to win the next 6-4. Langhorst couldn’t keep the momentum going and lost the third set 6-1.

After that set, Kansas State clinched the win by gaining a 4-1 lead, but the Cyclones didn’t give up.

In the No. 6 spot, senior Marie-Christine Chartier defeated her opponent 6-0, 7-5. And in the No. 4 spot freshman Meghan Cassens won the first set 6-4, lost the second 6-4, and won the third 1-0 (8).

The Cyclones will play at home again on Sunday, taking on the Jayhawks at noon at either the Forker Tennis Courts or the Ames Racquet and Fitness Center.